Brisbane's Most Popular Restaurants of 2021

These are the riverside restaurants, gnocchi havens and intimate degustation spots you flocked to this year.
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Published on December 20, 2021
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    224 Given Terrace, Paddington

    A fancy, yet affordable eatery in the former Montrachet site serving snacks from $5.

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    39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

    Japanese fine dining on the Brisbane River.

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    Mei Wei

    Treasury Casino, Corner Of George And Queen Streets, Brisbane

    Brisbane's underground dumpling bar is serving up potstickers, dim sum and barbecued meats.

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    Howard Smith Wharves, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

    A Greek taverna from restaurateur Jonathan Barthelmess at Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves precinct.

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    Yoko Dining

    5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

    A sprawling riverside restaurant with Japanese food and cocktails.

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    Bisou Bisou

    458 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

    The all-day French restaurant with an oyster and caviar bar.

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    Il Gancio - CLOSED

    1015 Sandgate Road, Toombul

    This Italian spot is serving up cheese wheel pasta and other Italian favourites in Brisbane's north.

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    46 James Street, Fortitude Valley

    The Same Same crew has opened a neighbouring trattoria in Ada Lane, serving up Italian dishes with an Aussie twist.

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    OTTO Brisbane

    Sidon Street, South Brisbane

    The revamped site now features three Otto ventures, including its restaurant, a waterside bar and an events space.

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    Same Same

    46 James Street, Fortitude Valley

    A two-storey Thai eatery in Ada Lane from the Longtime crew.

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    Beirut Bazaar

    111 Boundary Street, West End

    This new West End eatery serves up Lebanese mezze, savoury pastries, cocktails and shawarma.

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    233 Given Terrace, Paddington

    A neighbourhood Vietnamese restaurant serving up duck curries, pho and golden custard buns.

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    5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

    A two-level Cantonese bar and restaurant at Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves.

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    Madame Wu

    Upper Plaza Level, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane

    Let Madame Wu give you a real taste of Asian dining, with the occasional gastronomic thrill and a view to match.

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    Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers

    210 Given Terrace, Paddington

    Australia's first gnocchi bar.

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    E'cco Bistro

    63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead

    After 22 years on Boundary Street, this Brisbane dining institution has a new home in Newstead.

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    Restaurant Dan Arnold

    959 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

    A French fine diner in the heart of Fortitude Valley.

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    One Fish Two Fish

    708 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

    Kangaroo Point's new home of fish 'n' chips.

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    694 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

    This cosy Bakery Lane restaurant only seats ten at the chef's table.

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    16 Eva Street, Coorparoo

    Healthy and hearty brunch fare in an airy setting on leafy Eva Street.

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